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Category: Robots

Robot-staffed Smartphone Store Coming to Japan

Robot-staffed Smartphone Store Coming to Japan
Softbank is about to open a smartphone store in Japan that’s fully staffed with its Pepper robots. These humanoid robots will take care of customers and assist them just like their human equivalents. The Pepper robots…

DIY Exoskeleton Lifts the Rear of a Mini Cooper

DIY Exoskeleton Lifts the Rear of a Mini Cooper
I’m looking forward to the day when exoskeletons will give me super powers. I want to be able to jump up on the roof without needing a ladder, and carry hundreds of pounds without getting a…
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Win a Sphero BB-8 and Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray!

Win a Sphero BB-8 and Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray!
Star Wars fans will want to hop on over to the Technabob Shop right now, for a chance to win some awesome goodies worth almost $250! One lucky entrant will win a Sphero BB-8 robotic droid,…

Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot Does the Deed in about a Second

Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot Does the Deed in about a Second
Remember that kid that solved a Rubik’s Cube in 5.25-seconds? He’s a sloth compared to the robot that Jay Flatland and his pal Paul Rose created. The motorized ‘bot has a 3D-printed frame, and is controlled…

Miniature Autonomous Blimp is No Airhead

Miniature Autonomous Blimp is No Airhead
Instructables employee DJ aka Aleator777 – the genius behind the Apple II and retro phone watches – recently promoted the Intel Edison by creating the Miniature Autonomous Blimp. This brainy balloon can stay afloat and avoid…

Toshiba Robot to Help Clean up Fukushima

Toshiba Robot to Help Clean up Fukushima
Toshiba is showing off a robot that will be performing a task that no human can safely do themselves. Sometime next year, this big crane-like robot will be lowered into the cooling pool of Japan’s Fukushima…

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Cleans House

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Cleans House
In this new video, we see Boston Dynamics’ imposing, but capable Atlas Robot doing a bit of house cleaning. It’s about time robots did something useful, instead of just learning new ways to kill us. Or…

The BBC is Resurrecting Robot Wars

The BBC is Resurrecting Robot Wars
Remember Robot Wars? The show that pits robot against robot in a fight to the death? Well, the BBC are bringing back the series with more robots and more destruction. In case you don’t know, Robot…

Robot Drinky is Your Robotic Drinking Buddy

Robot Drinky is Your Robotic Drinking Buddy
A South Korean inventor has created a robot and turned it into an alcoholic. Essentially, he has made the very first Bender prototype. The little robot’s sole purpose in life is to drink alcohol with you.…

Segway Robot: Proto Autobot

Segway Robot: Proto Autobot
It’s no Optimus Prime or Hot Rod, but the Segway Robot does have a vehicle mode and a robot mode, and maker Ninebot hopes it will be useful whether you’re on or off the machine. The…

Fan-made LEGO BB-8: I Give It Four out of Five Lighters up

Fan-made LEGO BB-8: I Give It Four out of Five Lighters up
It took a really long time before R2-D2 got an accurate LEGO model. I wouldn’t be surprised if BB-8 gets fast tracked, but until then you might want to inspect this model made by Redditor hendrikdejager.…

Singapore Creates Lifelike Receptionist Android

Singapore Creates Lifelike Receptionist Android
It’s getting harder and harder to pick an android out of the crowd. Look at the image here. That’s a pretty lifelike android. It’s name is Nadine and it is the creation of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological…

The HyQ2Max Robot Can Stand Itself up in Rugged Terrain

The HyQ2Max Robot Can Stand Itself up in Rugged Terrain
Get ready for another milestone in robotics, meaning scientists have achieved yet another feat that will help robots hunt us down and dominate the planet. In this case, The Dynamic Systems Lab at the Italian Institute…

Zombait Robotic Fishing Lure Makes Dead Bait Move: The Swimming Dead

Zombait Robotic Fishing Lure Makes Dead Bait Move: The Swimming Dead
Live bait makes it easier to catch bigger predatory fish, but they’re more expensive than dead bait and obviously need to be kept alive until they’re used. That’s why veteran commercial fisherman Rink Varian thought of …

Disney’s VertiGo Robot Can Climb Walls

Disney’s VertiGo Robot Can Climb Walls
Disney made a robot and it is not named BB-8. Check out this video demonstration of the VertiGO wall-climbing robot car. It was designed by Disney Research and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.…

This Robot Wants to Crawl up Your Colon

This Robot Wants to Crawl up Your Colon
Robots will be the end of us all. The sooner we accept that, the sooner we can begin figuring out the best ways to ingratiate ourselves to our new overlords. However, getting to our eventual robot…
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